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in washington. more americans are talking about the constitution because of senator lee and more intelligently because of him and members of the senate including some in his own caucus are feeling a little more pain and anxiety when they back efforts that lack a firm foundation in the founding principles. knowing that senator lee will be there at the barricades with a copy of this dog your pocket constitution. welcome back senator lee. [applause] >> thank you. is good to be among friends. also hard to believe it has been two years since i was elected, almost two years since i took office. i'm glad we will be hearing from my good friend and soon-to-be colleague ted cruise in just a little while. i was very pleased when he was elected. i met him just a couple years ago just after my election and shortly before he announced his candidacy. i look forward to joining him and having enjoy in our body. i especially look forward to no longer being the newest member of the senate. has been a rough transition. the security staff is finally recognizing me as a senator. i know offer get carded. i am from u
in washington, i've become convinced -- i'm a little skeptical about what business people say. i've been around them a long time, and they're always whining and complaining about something. [laughter] but i do think in this case they have a point. you know, the single -- second biggest drop in consumer confidence in this country occurred when we have the debt ceiling drama. not 9/11, i think katrina was the biggest, but the second biggest in the last four years was that event in terms of consumer confidence dropping. government, i think government right now, frankly, has been part of the problem, not part of the solution. it needs to provide, and, you know, almost regardless of what it does, it needs to provide some certainty and predictable to businesses and consumers so that they will function better and we will have a more productive economy. >> okay. so, heidi, steve has provided a very nice lead-in to bringing you into the conversation, and he said, you know, look, the u.s., the strength of the u.s. domestic economy, sorting out the fiscal situation is important not just for the u.s. and t
and that is the leadership we need on immigration issues in washington. >> moderator: we are at the end of the program and we get a minute for each candidate to provide closing statement. martin heinrich, you have the mike. heinrich: my priorities are new mexico's priorities, protecting social security and medicare, tax cuts for the middle-class, keeping promises to veterans and making college more affordable for everyone. heather wilson has all the wrong priorities. you voted for the wall street bailout and the george bush tax cuts that exploded our deficit and now she wants even more tax breaks for millionaires. she supports 0 program called pat cap and balance that would require deep cuts to social security and medicare. i will never balance the budget on the backs of our seniors. medicare and social security argentine went. they're a promise we made to our seniors and a promise i intend to keep. i come home every weekend to meet with new mexicans, old job fairs, raise my family. i am always fought for the things that matter most to the people of the state and if you send me to the united states senate i
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